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Girls Night Out

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GNO Overview

"Girls Night Out" (GNO) is a social skills and self-care program for girls with autism and other related developmental disabilities.

GNO began in 2008 and has since impacted not only girls with autism, but also their families, community partners, and providers in our community and across the country. GNO’s recent efforts include services for an expanded age range, community events, parent networks, and supporting girls in developing sustainable relationships. GNO received national recognition as a unique program that targets females with autism, who are an understudied and underserved population.

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KU Medical Center campus skywalk at nightHow to find us
Center for Child Health and Development, University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd, Mail Stop 4003, Kansas City, KS 66160
Map and directions

Last modified: Jan 28, 2021
Ways to Get Involved with GNO

Participate in a GNO skills group

Become a community partner

Volunteer as a peer mentor

Attend a GNO sponsored activity or fundraising event

About Us

Rene Jamison

Dr. Rene Jamison established GNO with its first group in 2008. Although GNO programs focus on girls with autism and other developmental disabilities, GNO reaches beyond this initial scope, impacting girls and women across the community.

Dr. Schuttler

Jessica Schuttler, Ph.D.

GNO program coordinator

Mallorey Marek, LMSW 

Questions? Contact Program Coordinator Mallorey Marek or Director Dr. Rene Jamison.